Venice Casanova tour: private itinerary to discover Casanova sites in Venice
Attractions & guided tours

Venice Casanova tour: private itinerary to discover Casanova sites in Venice

Language: English , Italian , French , German
Availability: Everyday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Retrace Casanova's life and adventures
  • Discover the habits and traditions of 18th-century Venice
  • Taste a Venetian appetizer in a typical Osteria
  • Cross the Grand Canal by gondola
What to expect

Treat yourself with an unusual experience in Venice, an original itinerary to follow the steps of one of the most famous personalities of the Venetian Republic, Giacomo Casanova! Retrace his life and adventures in the places where they actually took place and, at the same time, discover the habits and traditions of 18th century Venice on an exciting walking tour.

The history of Venice is full of iconic characters and Giacomo Casanova is surely the most famous of them. His complicated life, with countless love affairs, travels through Europe and even an assignment as a spy for the Republic of Venice, made of Casanova the symbol of the Venetian Eighteenth Century.

The tour will start from St. Mark's Square, under the Clock Tower: from this point you will pass through the commercial district of the city, the Mercerie, to reach Campo San Bartolomeo. Here you will have the pleasure to “meet” another fundamental character of the Venetian eighteenth century, the playwright Carlo Goldoni and its bronze sculpture.

An interesting fact is that Goldoni knew very well Casanova’s mother, actress Zanetta Farussi, since she played the leading role in many of his plays! From there you will cross Rialto Bridge and reach the quarter of San Polo, where you will visit the Rialto market, the place that Casanova and many young Venetians used to frequent after a night of feasting. Not far from here is Castelletto, the historic red light district of Venice, in which you will take a break at the famous Osteria “Ae do Spade” (or at another Osteria if this is closed).

Here, while you will be enjoying a glass of wine and a typical Venetian appetizer, our guide will tell you interesting stories about the famous Venetian libertine! Then, you will cross the Grand Canal by gondola and visit important places in Casanova’s life. In Cannaregio, for example, lived C.C., one of the greatest love of his life, and Casanova himself spent many years of his life in Palazzo Bragadin, when an important Senator protected him.

The last step of our journey through the adventurous life of Giacomo Casanova will be in Campo Santa Maria Formosa, with the Palazzo Querini Stampalia, once house of two great friends of Giacomo, Angelo and Andrea Querini, and now converted into an important museum.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    What's not included
    • Entrance tickets
    • Any service not mentioned in “Inclusions”
    Where

    S. Marco, 288, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

    Meeting point:
    - ‘Yex’ Change Office - Under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square
    What to remember
    • Not refundable, not exchangeable tickets
    • Please come to the meeting point a few minutes before the departure
    • Maximum: 10 people
    • This is a private tour
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    When
    • English & Italian: everyday
    • French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
    • From 1 April to 31 October: 2.30pm
    • From 1 November to 30 March: 11.00am
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    Provider
    Insidecom srl
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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